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Is Lil Wayne about to enter into battle against the Clipse's Pusha T? Will this summer break out into a gloriously messy Young Money versus G.O.O.D. Music dis war? All the fun and games on the Internet last night seem to suggest so.
The instigator: Pusha T took time out from gallivanting around Cannes with Kanye to release a new track, "Exodus 23:1." Rhyming over an eerie beat that includes a repeated vocal laugh culled from Biggie's "Beef" track, the second verse has Pusha talking about a rapper with a "Contract [that's] all fucked up" and breaking it down as: "You signed to one n*gga that's signed to another n*gga that's signed three n*ggas, now that's bad luck." It's been interpreted as referring to Drake signing to Wayne who in turn is signed to Baby's Cash Money which in turn is owned by Universal. Pusha also adds, "You can't fly without your wings," possibly to referring to Wayne's own relationship with Cash Money head honcho Baby aka Birdman. (If anyone cares, the rapper-free King James Bible translation of Exodus 23:1 reads, "You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.")
Fuk pusha t and anybody that love em
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 24, 2012
The Clipse and Lil Wayne have never exactly seen eye to eye, but with Weezy stepping in on behalf of his Young Money charge Drake, it opens up the tantalizing possibility of an all-out Young Money vs. G.O.O.D. Music series of diss tracks. After all, who wouldn't want to hear Nicki Minaj and Kanye West viciously boasting about who has the most Louis Vuitton purses?
Stream Pusha T's "Exodus 23:1" here: